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Welcome back to the 40-man roster, Darin Mastroianni! The Minnesota Twins added the outfielder back to the 40-man and recalled him from Triple-A Rochester after the team placed Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-Day disabled list.
Arcia hurt his wrist on Friday when the Twins played the Cleveland Indians. It looked like Arcia wanted to play through, but someone finally came to the conclusion that that wouldn’t be happening.
The reappearance of Darin Mastroianni helps gives the Twins more outfield depth with the injuries to Arcia, Jason Bartlett and Josh Willingham. The lack of depth, shown by the outfield options of Jason Kubel, Chirs Colabello and Chris Herrmann, has some recalling the move to cut Alex Pressley and questioning it even more.
The addition of Mastroianni and the acquisition of Eduardo Nunez from the New York Yankees fill up the Twins 40-man roster after having two openings to start the season.
The Mastroianni moves comes after the Twins 11 inning loss to the Oakland A’s, 7-4, on Wednesday. The game didn’t start off well for the Twins and Phil Hughes, but a Brian Dozier solo homerun in the eighth and a two-run rally sent the game into extra innings. Jared Burton gave up a three-run homerun in the 11th to give the A’s the lead for good.
Twins and Oakland face off again on Thursday at 12:10.